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The following features a long of list of deleted scenes from the released films of the DC Extended Universe. These deleted scenes can be spotted in trailers, TV spots, interviews, behind-the-scenes footage and stills.

Many scenes have been featured instead in novelizations, tie-in books or short films.

Man of Steel

Jonathan and Martha Kent with baby Clark.

  • A longer battle scene on Krypton that would have featured more of Kelex.
  • A scene with an infant Superman being treated by a pediatrician was filmed but cut. David Goyer explained "There’s a scene, placed between Kal-El’s rocket ship crash-landing in Kansas and an adult Clark working at the fishing boat, where Jonathan and Martha take baby Clark to a pediatrician, because he’s acting strange, due to his superpowers beginning to develop. The doctor decides to check baby Clark’s hearing by emitting sounds into his ear canal. Due to the super-hearing, baby Clark lets out a cry that shatters all of the hospital’s windows as well as setting off alarms of all cars nearby. It was filmed, but cut because it felt out of place."[1]
  • Extended oil rig scene where Clark is searching for the trapped.
  • A small scene of Clark petting a dog in Canada.
  • A scene of General Dru-Zod attacking other Earth cities.
  • A scene with Lois being interrogated by the FBI following Zod's announcement, and refuses to talk. [2]
  • A scene of Clark leaving the church after speaking to Father Leone in which there's dialogue, “I won’t betray them.”, “You already have.” cut. This dialogue was used in the promotional trailer.
  • After Clark is bullied, Jonathan Kent takes him fishing without telling Martha.
  • A scene where Jonathan takes Clark hunting and ends up killing a deer, with Jonathan emphasizing the reality of having to take a life.[3]
  • A scene set in Canada where Clark tries to hitchhike.
  • A scene showing the Kent farm covered in fog.
  • A scene of Lois Lane featuring The Topeka Capital-Journal newspapers.[4]

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

  • According to Zack Snyder there was also a scene he cut which did not make the Ultimate Edition. "We had a scene that we cut from the movie where Superman tries to look for Martha when he finds out that Lex has got her. It was a slightly dark scene that we cut out because it sort of represented this dark side. Because when he was looking for his mom, he heard all the cries of all the potential crimes going on in the city, you know when you look.” [5]

Ultimate Edition

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Suicide Squad

For the known differences between the theatrical release and the unannounced director's cut, see David Ayer's Suicide Squad.
  • In the scene of the capture of Harley Quinn was cut a small part, where Batman explains that she will be sent to Belle Reve for the murder of Robin.
  • A flashback sequence similar to the rest of Task Force X's was filmed for Slipknot, but it was removed from the final cut due to time constraints.
  • Joker was going to be present during the final battle with Enchantress, and would make a deal with her to join her if she made him King of Gotham.
  • When Joker kills Monster T in the club, Monster T was supposed to kill himself after realizing there was no other way out of whatever the Joker would do to him.
  • Members of Joker's gang who didn't appear in the assault on Arkham Asylum, including Eyeball Man, Crying Baby Man, a man wearing a musculature-patterned costume, and a man wearing a light-colored burka, would have appeared, and the scene would have been longer.
  • The story of Joker's damaged teeth and "Damaged" tattoo would have been explained; Batman would have beaten Joker in response to the murder of Robin, breaking his teeth, and Joker would have gotten the tattoo as a reminder to Batman of the time he lost control.
  • The scene where Batman chases Joker and Harley was longer.
  • Katana would have been controlled by Enchantress to turn on the rest of the squad.
  • El Diablo was originally going to survive the final battle.

Extended Cut

  • The opening Arkham Asylum sequence with The Joker and Harley Quinn is slightly longer.
  • The guards of Belle Reve feeding Killer Croc a dead, rotting pig, which he casually picks up and carries into his corner. Director David Ayer has a cameo as one of the guards in this scene.
  • An extra shot of Deadshot looking out the window into a rainy night.
  • An additional line made by The Joker at Van Criss Laboratories in which he says "I cant wait to show you my toys". This scene was featured in promotional trailers.
  • While on the helicopter, Captain Boomerang notices that Croc doesn't look so good, at which point Croc leans over and pukes his guts out all over the floor of the helicopter.
  • All of Task Force X discreetly trying to maneuver their way out of Rick Flag's custody, instead of just Harley Quinn and Deadshot.
  • Deadshot bonding with Rick Flag.
  • Deadshot approaches Rick Flag and demands to know who they're in Midway City to rescue.
  • A scene in which Harley Quinn chases The Joker down on a motorcycle and proclaims her love for him. The Joker is visually annoyed by her presence, but eventually sees promise in her when she pulls a gun on him and uses it on an innocent bystander.
  • Harley Quinn diagnosing all of the members of the Suicide Squad, much to the their annoyance. Katana removes her mask and stares Harley down after she attempts to wrongfully diagnoses her.
  • An extended scene at the bar in which all characters have more dialogue.
  • A scene in which Rick Flag reminisces about June Moone.

Wonder Woman

  • While the Wonder Men are walking in Belgium to reach No Man's Land, Chief reveals the presence of an underground mine under the road.
  • A deleted epilogue scene shows Etta Candy meeting with Sameer, Charlie and Chief, proposing another mission that involves recovering a very old artifact from western Belgium and delivering it to the Americans. Etta eventually distributes the mission documents and one of them reveals an image of a Mother Box.
    • This scene is included on Wonder Woman Blu-Ray discs as the short film Etta's Mission.
    • According to the first main script of the movie, the Mother Box on Themyscira was to activate in the post-credit scene. Assumingly, it would happen after the death of Ares, the last Old God.
  • The final battle was originally more intimate, but according to director Patty Jenkins, the studio had her add a more epic battle relatively late in production.

Justice League

Snyder Cut

Main article: Zack Snyder's Justice League
  • Extended history lesson with Darkseid fighting Ares and dialogue cut by the Green Lantern, Zeus, Ares, Antiope and Hippolyta.
  • Extended scene of Lois Lane waking in the middle of the night and mourning Superman in their apartment.
  • A scene of Lois stopping to get coffee, before paying her respects at the Superman memorial. A policeman who was supposed to act as her chauffeur throughout the movie says "You don't miss a day, do you?" Snyder himself was intended to have a cameo in this scene.[6]
  • Extended Aquaman recruitment scene. Additional lines were added by Whedon and some Zack bits were cut.
  • Extended scene of Wonder Woman saving hostages in London, in which an explosion goes off. One shot of the explosion can still be seen in the first promotional trailer.
  • Scene with Barry Allen saving Iris West by breaking the glass.
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  • Scene with Lois Lane and Martha Kent at Lois and Clark's apartment. [7]
  • Cyborg’s previous life with a scene of him playing football and scoring the winning touchdown, while his mom watches from the stands. The car accident which killed his mom and severely injured himself would have also been shown.
  • Diana learning about Steppenwolf's previous invasion from a mural in Themyscira. [8]
  • After the attack on the Atlantean Mother Box Stronghold, Aquaman consults with Mera and Vulko over what to do next. Mera entices him to stay as King because she "doesn’t trust Orm". Vulko, however, encourages Aquaman to follow his heart and Aquaman admits he feels responsible to the people on Earth.
  • Cyborg learning the history of the Mother Boxes, including their discovery by Nazis. [9]
  • A scene of Cyborg struggling but eventually learning to fly, a small portion of this scene can still be seen in the first promotional trailer.[10]
  • A quick scene of a Parademon returning to look for a mother box outside the Stone residence, while Cyborg hides behind a wall.
  • A cameo of Ryan Choi working at S.T.A.R. Labs. In the DC Comics universe, Ryan Choi became the hero known as The Atom. [11]
  • Aquaman and Wonder Woman join Cyborg and Flash at the Smallville Cemetery. [12]
  • After returning to the Kryptonian Ship, Cyborg sounds the alarm to make sure that all personal are evacuated, while the League carries Superman's coffin inside.
  • Cyborg saving a cop during the battle in Heroes Park which was much bigger. This scene was shown in the first promotional trailer.[13] An entire military sub-plot including scenes with the villains and an action scene was cut. It was the military that fired on Superman first in which he attacked them in response. [14]
  • Clark returns to the Kryptonian ship to recover his Superman suit. This scene was including in the Blu-Ray release of Justice League. However an extended scene was filmed in which Clark takes flight as a call back to Man of Steel.

Superman meeting Alfred.

  • Superman meets with Alfred to find the whereabouts of the League.
  • Bruce Wayne’s conversation with Diana after Superman returns. He admits he's killed people and Diana tells him that “he’s changed now” but Bruce remains adamant that he can only atone himself by sacrificing his life.
  • A scene of Batman using a Parademon rifle after the Batmobile is destroyed. [15]
  • Superman joins the fight and teams up with the League to defeat Steppenwolf. However, he'd be a bit more unhinged.[16] Steppenwolf tries to tempt Superman into joining his army and shows a vision of the Knightmare future. Darkseid is shown on his throne, along with the Hall of Justice in ruins and the Mother Boxes successfully terraforming Earth, but Superman snaps out of it and delivers the final blow to Steppenwolf.
    • Another version of this scene was filmed when Cyborg tries to separate the Mother Boxes while Heggra keeps trying to talk him away. Cyborg is shown the same Knightmare footage Superman had seen and Steppenwolf then rips Cyborg apart. [17]

"I'm going home to see my Dad"

  • Aquaman meets Mera and Vulko off the village coast who warn him about Orm. However, Aquaman states he's "going home to see his Dad". [18]
  • Bruce Wayne and Barry Allen place Victor's “body” in the Batcave and confirm they'll be able to reignite his mechincal parts.
  • The death of Silas Stone about halfway through the film. The last message that Silas recorded for his son would then play over Justice League's final montage; those lines were instead given to Lois Lane. [19]
  • An alternate ending in which Darkseid opens a Boom Tube and meets the Justice League. [20]
  • An after credit scene that was shot in principal photography involved Bruce being woken in the night in his lake house by a green light and being visited by Tomar Re and Kilowog. The scene was cut early on in post-production.
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  • Additional lines added by Whedon in the after credit scene with Lex Luthor and Deathstroke and some Zack bits cut. [21]

Whedon Cut

  • Batman's rooftop fight with the Parademon in Gotham City was originally longer and more comedic, Whedon reportedly wrote 80 new pages of material when he started work on Justice League.
  • A moment in the Attack on Themyscira in which an Amazon infected with the energy from Steppenwolf's Electro Axe killed herself before turning into a parademon was cut.
  • VFX reels show deleted lines from Cyborg and Superman.

Aquaman

  • A flashback scene where a young Arthur Curry gets dared by his friends to swim down and explore a shipwreck. Arthur then gets stuck inside the shipwreck and starts to think he's drowning before he discovers that he is capable of breathing underwater. He then meets Vulko for the first time.
  • After being captured by Orm Marius, Arthur Curry is thrown in a prison where he starts a prison riot, which ends up involving Sharks-guards.
  • Arthur saying the line: "That was the worst pep talk....Ever."
  • A scene where Arthur grabs Mera out of the water during a moment when the waves were particularly powerful.

Shazam!

Sivana's mansion in the deleted scenes.

Birds of Prey (And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn)

  • In the original cut there were more scenes of Harley and Joker's breakup.
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Wonder Woman 1984

  • According to director Patty Jenkins, a lot of amazing material was cut from the final film. "The scene of Max and Barbara meeting was just hilarious to film. In fact all of these scenes left so much amazing material on the editing room floor, its sad! They were just so good!"[23]

Zack Snyder's Justice League

  • A scene depicting the conversion of humans into parademons via cocoons, followed by a fight between the emerging parademons and Batman would have been included, but was never filmed.
  • Actor Sam Benjamin was reported to have filmed 20-30 minutes worth of scenes for a military subplot that was cut from the theatrical release.
  • The scene in which Batman and Martian Manhunter met would instead have included the Green Lanterns John Stewart and Kilowog meeting Bruce in an otherwise very similar scene. John Stewart was portrayed by Wayne T. Carr, and the scene was filmed in Zack Snyder's driveway, however Warner Bros. rejected the scene as they had plans for the character of John Stewart.

The Suicide Squad

  • There was improv with Harley Quinn and Javelin talking about Harley's bowel movement after she brought it up.
  • Rick Flag insults Amanda Waller's blouse, then claims that she sent him to Corto Maltese to die in retaliation.
  • A scene in which young Cleo Cazo and an army of rats are holding a candle wake for the deceased original Ratcatcher in a Portugese alleyway was depicted on concept art by Simon Murton but did not appear in the final version of the film.[24]
  • An extended version of Harley's arrival at Silvio Luna's palace involved her walking down a line of servants giving various commands, including swapping their faces around, freezing one's eggs, and having one hanged.
  • King Shark wanders away from the van while the rest of the group are in the club and Ratcatcher 2 uses rats to look for him. Meanwhile Thinker tries to convince Polka-Dot Man to join him, but Polka-Dot Man shoots the Thinker's ear instead. This would have explained why the Thinker had a bandage on his ear for the rest of the movie, and their conversation also confirms that Abner killed his mother.[25]

References

  1. [1]
  2. [2]
  3. [The Art of Adapting Comics to the Screen: David S. Goyer Q&A | Comic-Con@Home 2020]
  4. Man of Steel - Prop Lois Lane newspaper
  5. [3]
  6. Lois Lane Deleted Scene
  7. Lois Martha Justice League Deleted Scene
  8. "Justice League Photos Reveal Deleted Invasion History Lesson & Darkseid" - Screen Rant
  9. "Deleted Justice League Storyboard Reveals the Mother Box's Ties to WW2" - Screen Rant
  10. "All Deleted Scenes «SNYDER CUT» | JUSTICE LEAGUE (September 2018)" - YouTube
  11. Zack Snyder Confirms ATOM Was In His Justice League
  12. "Justice League Deleted Clark's Grave Scene Image Posted By Zack Snyder" - Screen Rant
  13. "Justice League's Marc McClure Talks Stuff That Changed After Zack Snyder Left" - CINEMABLEND
  14. Sam Benjamin talks about his cut 'Justice League' role
  15. "Zack Snyder’s Justice League Cut Had Batman Firing A Parademon Canon" - We Got This Covered
  16. "Superman Was "Unhinged" in Snyder's Ending, Says Justice League Artist"
  17. "Deleted Darkseid Scene From 'Justice League' Revealed In Zack Snyder Storyboard" - Comic Book
  18. Aquaman's Original Justice League Ending Revealed in New Zack Snyder Images
  19. Justice League: Whedon's Reshoots Changed Cyborg's Storyline The Most
  20. Justice League Original Alternate Ending
  21. Justice League Deathstroke Scene Joss Whedon
  22. David F. Sandberg talks about deleted scenes
  23. Patty Jenkins on cut content from Wonder Woman 1984.
  24. "Simon Murton: Porto Alleyway (The Suicide Squad 2021) Concept Art" - ArtStation
  25. Polka-Dot Man shoots the Thinker. @JamesGunn - Twitter
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